Multi-purpose modular spreader beams go subsea
Modulift, has made changes to its standard range of Modular Spreader Beams so that it can now be used in water up to a depth of 150m, at no extra cost. This is part of a new product development strategy and to meets the demands of customers in the subsea industry,
Alongside offering specialist technical expertise, the UK-based company manufactures lifting and spreader beams, spreader frames and other below-the-hook lifting equipment, that is used globally across sectors including wind energy, nuclear, construction, and the oil and gas industries.
Because of the efficient shape and weights of their spreader beams, Modulift’s Engineering Department has been able to improve the integrity of its beams so that they can now withstand pressures in water up to a depth of 150m.
With this adaption to the product, which still has the modular design that Modulift spreader beams are known for, this new application means that products now in production can be used onshore, offshore and subsea, making the latest products multi-functional.
The multi-purpose application means there is no need for additional spreader beams to be purchased – saving money. The beams are available in a series of four: MOD 70, MOD 110, MOD 250 and MOD 400 with three applications per product: 50m, 100m and 150m. All new products will be issued with a Declaration of Conformity, which confirms their subsea capability, so that customers know that they meet the standard required.
Modulift’s technical director, Sue Spencer said, ”Our standard spreader beam is highly efficient owing to their shape. This makes them perfect for subsea application as circular shape minimises the water drag and maximises the buoyancy, which is an ideal requirement”.